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Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Sue Crockett, winner of the lovely Amish-made table topper and the cute potholder, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy—either Leaving Lancaster, its...

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I awoke with a sense of anxiety. An unsettling, restless feeling that I should be doing or...

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Debbie Hale, winner of the delightful Amish-made dolls, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy—either CBA bestseller Leaving Lancaster, its sequel CBA bestseller...

Celebrating in Lancaster County

Celebrating in Lancaster County

Hurray, we’re home from another marvelous visit to Lancaster County, PA! Not until I began writing about the Amish did my husband and I celebrate our autumn anniversary in glorious Lancaster County. Can you think of a better place for me to do research on the Amish...

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Kris Ross, winner of the Amish-made apron sewn in Lancaster County, PA, and a set of note cards with photos of covered bridges, like the bridge I included in my newest book, A Letter from Lancaster County. Plus, Karen’s choice of a signed...

Amish Autumn

Amish Autumn

Not much evidence of autumn in our neck of the woods yet, except kids are back in school and our oak tree’s leaves are turning a drab brown. Eventually, thousands will drift to the ground almost nonstop. One year, I raked up 23 barrels of leaves over the course of a...

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About Kate

Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.